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Harbor Point and the city's low expectations

8:15 AM EDT, September 18, 2013

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The principles articulated by Michael Fox and Rachel Kutler ("Harbor Point and 'fair development,'" Sept. 13) are refreshing and thought-provoking. Why do we citizens not demand more accountability from developers?

As taxpayers, we are helping to finance Harbor Point. Our communal expectations have sunk so low that we accept public financing of a project without demanding measurable benefits in exchange. Mr. Fox and Ms. Kutler lay out a clear path upward to more accountability and higher expectations of community payback.

Rebecca Ruggles